Ok... Not sure if this is good or bad. The rule for the NBA is one year removed from college right? It is has no bearing if you are in HS an extra year, except potentially if you go to prep school... Is Tilton a prep school? Also, gives coaches like Calhoun and Calipari an extra year to get their finances in order!
Really hate to say I told you so ... but. Noel has been tweeting that he is not going to reclassify for a while. I think that the reclassification was wishful thinking on the part of many. I'm not sure how this will impact SU except it adds a year for more schools to jump in. I think we had a lean from him and still do ... he will have been here 3 times after MM. But Calamari is really hot after him and this will give him an additional year. Or... my guess would be that he opts to the NBA directly from Tilton ... he would be a 5th year student 1 year from hiis graduating class making him eligible for the draft. The Zagoria article confirms this (seemingly) and indicates that Noel would easily be an early lottery pick.